Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China 0857458906, 9780857458902

Everyday life in contemporary rural China is characterized by an increased sense of moral challenge and uncertainty. Ord

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Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China
 0857458906, 9780857458902

Table of contents :
A remote place from three angles --
Gabled roofs and concrete ceilings --
Work through the food basket --
Channelling along a centring path --
The embarrassment of Li --
Gambling and the moving boundaries of social heat --
Face projects in rural construction --
Everyday ethics, cultural intimacy, and irony

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